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Next Review Date: None
Last Review Cycle: 1992-1993 Review Cycle - 73rd Legislative Session
Final Results of Last Sunset Review
Senate Bill 1080 contained the Sunset Commission’s recommendations for the Texas State Board of Podiatry Examiners. All of the recommendations remained in the final version of the bill, along with a number of new provisions added by the legislature. The major provisions in the final bill are discussed below.
- Strengthens and standardizes the complaint investigation and enforcement provisions.
- Authorizes the board to assess administrative penalties for violations of law or board rules.
- Authorizes the courts to assess civil penalties of up to $1,000 per violation per day.
- Requires board members to participate in training before serving on the board.
- Requires mandatory continuing education as a condition of license renewal.
- Sets up a procedure to allow practitioners licensed in other states to come to Texas and, after meeting certain requirements, get a license to practice.
- Requires fees be set by the health care licensing boards to cover the cost of regulation.
- Sets up a process to check, if needed, the services of a podiatrist by a group of peers to see if the care provided is adequate.